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UPDATED: Flood Warning; County and City Law Enforcement Urge Citizens to Stay Off Streets and Roadways

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Hwy 19 North and a lot of County Roads North of Sulphur Springs are under water. Please do not drive through water over the road! If you can, please stay home! List of roads closed are below. Updates will be posted here.

24 hr rain total at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is currently 8.63 in.

Roads under water:
HWY 19 North of Sulphur Springs
FM 69 North of Fm 1537 and North of I-30
FM 269 South of I-30
FM 2653 North of Brashear
FM 3134 between Hwy 11 West and FM 71
FM 71 West at the County Line
FM 3236 1.5 foot over roadway
FM 900 now underwater
Numerous County Roads

Sulphur Springs Police and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department are asking local residents to stay off the streets and county roadways if possible until waters recede from flooding. Due to rains overnight and into the morning, flooding is occurring throughout the county and cities in the county. The National Weather Service has also just issued a flood warning for the county.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Flood Warning for the following areas in Texas… North Sulphur River Near Cooper Affecting Delta and Lamar Counties South Sulphur River Near Cooper Affecting Delta and Hopkins Counties The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a * Flood Warning for The South Sulphur River Near Cooper. * from late tonight to Monday afternoon…Or until the warning is cancelled. * At 715 AM Sunday the stage was 4.38 feet. * Flood stage is 16.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast…The river should rise above flood stage late tonight and crest near 16 feet overnight. The river should fall below flood stage overnight. * At 16 feet, Minor out of bank flooding will occur. A few rural roads will begin to flood. Minor flooding will occur to farm and ranch land adjacent to the river. Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks. Stay tuned to NOAA All Hazards Radio for the latest river forecasts.

Author: Staff Reporter

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